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Hair Extension GUIDE


Switching up your hair to a longer, fuller, more voluminous style is fun, and one of the best ways to achieve a major hair makeover.


With the vast amount of hair extension types available, it can be difficult to figure out which are best for you. The type of hair extension that is best for -you- depends on your hair type and your overall preferences.

 

Here's a guide on the different types

of hair extension methods

 

Clip-in Extensions

Clip-in hair extensions are one of the easiest and fastest ways to add not only length but also body and volume, ideal for creating a wide variety of different looks.


Clip-ins are a perfect temporary hair extension, which can be easily applied and removed. They are the safest and quickest extensions to obtain longer, thicker hair without the commitment of permanent extensions.


Application & MAINTENANCE


These hair extensions are easy enough to install by yourself at home. Clip-ins take less than 10 minutes to apply and require no heat, glue or chemicals. Clip-ins should be taken care of like your natural hair, they are 100% human hair. They can an be easily styled to your desired look with thermal tools. Clip-in extensions are temporary and should be applied and removed daily.

 

Tape-in Extensions

As the name implies, tape-in extensions adhere near the hair's root using medical grade adhesive to 'sandwich' the natural hair between two wefts, and they are usually 1.5 inches wide.


What results is an instant, practically unbreakable bond that means there's no way that hair is going anywhere. This method is 100% natural and requires no tools or chemicals for the installation process.


Application & MAINTENANCE


Tape-ins brought the average time for getting extensions down from several hours to as little as 30 minutes. Tape-in extensions allow for easy removal, the ability to reuse the hair, and the ability to maximize placement options giving you a more natural clean look. Tape-ins are considered semi-permanent extensions and can last around 4-6 weeks before needing to be changed or re-applied using new tape. With proper maintenance, the hair will last up to 6-12 months.

 


K-tip Extensions

Keratin Tip (K-Tip) are individual extensions applied using a hot fusion technique which safely bonds the keratin tips onto your hair. This K-tip is partially made of the same naturally occurring protein found in your hair-- keratin. K-tips are bonded close to the roots of the hair, a silicone additive on the K-tip helps protect strands from damage by creating a coating, while allowing for free movement and a naturally layered texture.

Application & MAINTENANCE


The application for K-tip extensions can take between 2-4 hours for a full head. You will need to have your K-tips extensions removed every 3-5 months depending on your natural hair growth. To be removed your stylist will crush the bond to break down the keratin, then apply a bond removal solution to remove the extensions from the hair. K-tip extensions can not be reused and K-tips will be required for a new install.

 

Weft Extensions

Hand tied & Volume Wefts


A hair weft, in its basic form, is a collection of hair strands sewn onto a super-thin cloth strip. How the hair forms an attachment to that strip varies, some will be machine sewn (volume wefts) whereas others get sewn by hand (hand tied wefts). Both have their benefits, although, depending on your hair type, one may be better for you than the other. No tape, glue or heat needed for this method, as they are sewn in to the hair. With wefts you can achieve seamless length and volume.


Application & MAINTENANCE


Wefts are installed by creating a beaded foundation then sewn into the foundation to lay close to the scalp. This method provides maximum comfort and wearability. For a full head of hair, the application of wefts ranges from 1-2 hours. Reapplication will be needed every 4-6 weeks as your hair grows out. With proper maintenance, the extensions can be reused and will last up to 6-12 months.

 

BEFORE YOU BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT ...


Now that you read about the different types of hair extensions, you might have an idea which extensions will work best for you! Below I created a chart so you can easily compare between each method. Once you are ready for your dream hair you must

book a consultation. Consultations are the start of your hair extension journey. We will discuss desired looks and goals. Explore hair options, swatch hair color, explore methods, and costs. After the consultation, a hair order will be placed based on what we agree on, and we will book your install appointment!


Extension Type

Hair Type

Reuseable?

Main-tenance

Life Span

Other Benefits

Clip-In

Thick or Thin

Yes

N/A

N/A

*Non-Committal *Installed at home

Tape-In

Thick or Thin

Yes

Every 4-6 Weeks

6-12 Months

*Customizable for sensitive scalps

K-Tip

Thick or Thin

No

N/A

3-5 Months

*Customizable for sensitive scalps *Good for putting hair up *Good for active lifestyle

Weft (Hand Tied)

Thin

Yes

Every 4-6 Weeks

1 Year

​*Provides maximum comfort & wearability *Add up to 4-6 wefts on a row

Weft (Volume)

Thick

Yes

Every 4-6 Weeks

1 Year

*Weft can be cut to head shape *Durable & more density

*Hair Extensions types can be combined for seamless, flawless installs.











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